PRACTICAL INFORMATION A - Z

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Abstracts

Abstracts of all oral/poster presentations are available in the printed brochure that you received during registration.

Accommodation

Should you need any help with accommodation, please contact our staff at the Registration desk.

Airport

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. It is located 30 – 45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport – buses and taxis.
Airport information – nonstop phone line
Tel.: +420 220 111 888 AFTN: LKPRYDYX
SITA: PRGCZ7X, PRVCZ7X
www.prg.aero

An airport shuttle service from your hotel to the airport can be ordered on the website
www.prague-airport-transfers.co.uk
or on phone 800 870 888.

Arrival by Public Transport

Prague has a sophisticated underground, tram and bus transportation system. During peak hours trains run every 1 or 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. For more information about Prague public transportation visit www.dpp.cz.
Each delegate gets a free Public Transport Pass valid on all means of public transport from 21 – 25 July, 2016.

B

Badges

Along with your registration, you will receive your name badge, which must be worn when attending all sessions and official congress
programme.
Participants without a badge will not be allowed to enter the venue building.

Best Poster Award (Poster Award)

The Journal of Cell Biology, Protoplasma and Nucleus will be the proud sponsor of this year’s best poster awards. Best posters will be se- lected via a congress delegate vote. Every regularly registered congress participant is invited to vote for their favourite poster. To do this simply complete the evaluation form provided and add this to the dedicated voting box clearly marked in the poster area. The best posters will be announced during the closing ceremony.

C

Cash Points

Komercni Banka cash point is located right between the entrances No. 5 and 6.
Ceska sporitelna cash point is located right next to the underground station Vysehrad entrance.
 
Komercni banka
Address
5. kvetna 65 140 00 Praha 4
Prague Congress centre Availability 24 hours
Wheelchair access

Ceska sporitelna
Address
Na Pankraci 127
140 00 Praha 4
Vysehrad underground station
Availability 24 hours

Certificate of Attendance

All registered delegates present on site are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates will be emailed to all on-site
registered delegates after the congress.

City of Prague

For more information please visit following pages:

Climate

Prague is a city with a mild continental climate. The average temperature in July varies around 25 °C. Umbrellas may be useful, however the month of July is usually more on the sunny side.

Cloakroom

A cloakroom is located on the 1st floor, the service is provided free of charge to all registered participants.

Congress Language

The Congress language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided.

Currency/Exchange

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK). Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and coins of the following value: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns.
Exchange offices are located all around the city centre (exchange offices, banks, post offices).
ALL RATES given in the program are in EUROS (€). Some big stores and restaurants accept Euro.

D

Disclaimer

The Congress Organisers have taken all reasonable care in making arrangements for the Congress, including accommodation and tech- nical visits. In the event of unforeseen disruptions, neither CSCB neither the Congress Organiser nor their agents can be held responsible for any losses or damages incurred by delegates. The programme is correct at the time of printing, but organisers reserve the right to alter the programme if and when deemed necessary. The Congress Organisers act as agents only in securing hotels, transport and travel services and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organised through contractors or by the employees of such contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. The Congress Organisers reserve the right to make changes as and when deemed necessary without prior notice to the parties concerned. All disputes are subject to resolution under Czech law.

Doctor / First Aid

Poliklinika Budejovicka is located at the station Budejovicka – 3 underground stations from the station Vysehrad (the location of the venue).
MEDICON a. s. – Poliklinika Budejovicka
Antala Staska 1670/80, 140 46 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 261 006 111, fax: +420 261 006 210
E-mail: info@mediconas.cz
www.mediconas.cz

E

Emergency Call

General emergency   -  112
Police                         -  158
Fire Department         -  150
Medical Service         -  155

Exhibitors

Exhibition is located on the 2nd floor and all exhibitors are listed in the program.

Exhibition opening hours are listed below:
Thursday, July 21   14:00 – 20:00
Friday, July 22          8:30 – 19:00
Saturday, July 23     8:30 – 19:00
Sunday, July 24        8:30 – 19:00
Monday, July 25       8:30 – 13:00

Electricity

The electricity used in the Czech Republic is 220 Volts/ 50 Hz (type E French 2-pin electrical adapter plug and electrical outlet identified by two round pins spaced 19 mm apart with a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. Type E outlet will also accept Type C plugs and Type E plugs will also work in Type F outlets. A transformer is necessary for your electrical and electronic equipment if using different voltage (i.e. USA, Canada).

F

Food and Beverages

Coffee-breaks (included in the registration fees) will be served on the 2nd floor foyer adjacent to Forum Hall in the exhibition area Cash Bar/Public Catering Outlet.
Cash bar will be set up within the Venue selling lights snacks, salads and other refreshment throughout the Congress. Cash Bar location is indicated in the venue floorplan.
Offsite food and beverage options are visualised in the map at the back of this brochure.

G

Grant Recipients

All travel grants had to be applied for in advance and have already been assigned. No additional travel grants, reduced fees or financial support of any kind can be given to participants.
All travel grants recipients are kindly asked to register at the on-site registration desk and then visit the Cash Desk to proceed with their
grant administration.

GSM Operators

There are 3 major GSM Operators in the Czech Republic: Telefonica O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile.

I

Information Desk

The registration staff will be happy to help you with questions you may have with regards to the Congress or any other matters.

Insurance and Liability

The organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to congress partici-
pants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the congress or during all tours and events.
Upon registration participants accept this proviso. Participants are strongly advised to seek insurance coverage for health and accident,
lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Internet

There is free Wi-Fi internet connection available in the exhibition area. Network name: ICCB2016 with no password. Please note the number of concurrent connections is limited.

L

Lost & Found

A lost and found service is available at the information desk at the registration. Lost or stolen credit cards. Call one of the following services to take care of it:
Visa                                +420 800 142 121
American Express          +420 850 882 028
Master Card/Eurocard    +420 800 142 494

M

Mobile Phones

Participants are kindly requested to keep their mobile phones in the off position in all meeting rooms while sessions are being held.

P

Parking

Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available. Parking fees are not included in the registration
fee.

Pharmacy

The nearest pharmacy is located in the shopping centre Arkady Pankrac – 2 underground stations from the Vysehrad station (venue location).

Shopping Centre Arkady Pankrac – 1st floor
Na Pankraci 86, 140 00 Praha 4
Tel.: +420 225 111 211
www.lekarnapankrac.cz

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday 9:00 – 21:00

Posters

The poster area is placed in the foyer next to the Registration (no. 161 – 401) and Club H (no. 1 – 160). For more information about Poster Sessions please check respective pages in this Programme Book.

Presentations – Slide Preview Room

Please hand in your presentations to the technician in the Meeting Room 2.1. Please make sure to hand in your presentation at least 2 hours prior to the start of your assigned session. Our staff in the room will be happy to assist you.

Programme Changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

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Registration Opening Hours

Thursday, July 21    10:00 – 19:00
Friday, July 22          08:00 – 19:00
Saturday, July 23     08:00 – 19:00
Sunday, July 24       08:00 – 19:00
Monday, July 25       08:00 – 12:00

Registration Desk

The registration desk is located on the Ground floor of the Prague Congress Centre. Tel.: +420 725 946 450.

Registration Entitlements

The registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:

  • Admission to all sessions and Welcome Reception
  • All official documentation including Final Programme/Abstract Book
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Free Prague public transport pass

(Please note that lunch is not included in the registration fee)

Accompanying Person fee includes:

  • Entrance to the Congress Venue
  • Admission to Welcome Reception
  • Free Prague public transport pass
  • One guided tour (half day tour) of your selection

Restaurants – Czech Cuisine

Czech cuisine is typical of Middle European gastronomy, yet clearly reflects a number of Czech elements – e.g. bread or fruit dumplings, various kinds of soups, sauces, numerous potato dishes, cakes and a wide range of festive dishes. In general, Czech gastronomy means roasted pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, plum dumplings and bilberry cakes … and, of course, Czech drinks – primarily beer and first-rate wines from South Moravia, not to mention “Slivovice”, a clear Czech plum brandy and “Becherovka” a delicious herbal elixir with legendary aphrodisiac qualities. People usually have lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and sit down for dinner between 18:00 and 21:00. However, it is possible to dine throughout the whole day and every visitor’s needs can be met.

S

Safety

Prague is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Statistics show that when compared to other major European cities the rate of crime is much lower in Prague. A night walk around the city is relatively safe but, of course, like in all other big cities we recommend handling your personal belongings with utmost care.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday through Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 – 20:00,
Monday through Sunday.

Smoking Policy

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the venue.

T

Taxi

In the city centre taxis are easy to hail from the street but we strongly recommend that you use hotel taxis or obtain taxis by phone through the radio taxi service e.g. AAA (+420 14 014), City taxi (+420 257 257 257) or Speed cars (+420 224 234 234).
Boarding charge: approximately 40 CZK.
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK / 1 kilometre. Do not board the taxi without finding out if there is a fixed rate.

Time Difference

The Czech Republic is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1). After the last Sunday in March the time in the Czech Republic is shifted back by 1 hour to CET and this remains until the end of September.

Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, suggested level is around 10 %.

Transportation in Prague

Prague Public Transit Co. Inc. is the main public transport operator in the Czech Republic. Almost two thousand metro trains, trams and buses are dispatched every day in Prague and the surrounding region. Tickets must be bought before starting your journey.

Metro/Underground

The Metro operates daily from 05:00 to 24:00. We recommend that you use this kind of transport as the fastest and cheapest way   of moving around the city. The Metro networks consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated colors:
A-green color, B – yellow color, C – red color – with transfer possible at Muzeum station (line A and C), Mustek station (line A and B), Florenc station (line B and C).

Tram and Bus

Trams and buses operate 24 hours a day.
Night trams from 00:30 – 4:30 (numbers 51 – 58) with traffic intervals of 30 minutes. Night buses from 00:30 – 4:30 (numbers 501 – 514).
Bus schedules are located at individual stops.
Website:
www.dpp.cz
Fares:
www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague
Transport around Prague:
www.dpp.cz/en/transport-around-prague

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VAT

Czech legislation requires that all congress costs includes the Czech VAT (21 % or 15 %). In case the VAT rate changes, the change will
automatically apply to the service ordered.

Venue

Prague Congress Centre
5 kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4 Czech Republic
www.kcp.cz
 

   

NEWS

July 24
Saturday photos has been posted..

July 19
Practical information fully updated.

July 19
A - Z information available.

July 19
Check out the content of our Exhibitor Showcases.

July 15
Details on Congress Dinner published. Tickets will be available at registration desk.

July 1
Just announced! Symposium “Cell Biology Education – Teaching and Training in Research and Scientific Writing

June 28
Best Poster Award!

June 22

Detailed Scientific programme and Guidelines for authors published.

 

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